Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Management
(4 years—120 credits)
Regulations effective September 1, 2004

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The Bachelor of Management program is offered by Athabasca University's School of Business.

This four-year management program allows students to take the four-year general program or select majors in Marketing or Human Resource Management.

Many of Athabasca University's management courses are offered entirely online, and others offer significant online enhancements. In addition Athabasca University offers a growing number of grouped-study, online courses in September and January. This fall students from Canada, Mexico, and Malaysia will be studying and learning together.

A degree in management will better prepare graduates for the changing business world of today. Graduates will possess the critical thinking, communications, and management skills needed to excel in a variety of work environments. Graduates will gain an important competitive advantage by completing this program.

Second Undergraduate Degree

Applicants who hold a recognized first degree in a field outside of business or management, may transfer up to 60 credits towards the Bachelor of Management four-year degree program, based on course work in the first degree that is applicable.

Enrolment Restriction

Students will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Management program if they have

  •   a degree in administration, business, commerce, or management

  •   a degree with a major or concentration in administration, business,   commerce, or management

  •   any equivalent program from Athabasca University or another

Students are strongly encouraged to register in ADMN 233 and PHIL 252 early in their program.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment Web site, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.


Bachelor of Management: Marketing Major

  Bachelor of Management: Human Resources Management Major  
  Degree Requirements  
  Total credits in the program 120
  Through Athabasca University   30
  Maximum credit allowed for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)   21
  Years 1 and 2
  Required Courses (45 credits)
ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit

ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting*
*Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation
are advised to take ACCT 253.
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
COMM 329 The Practice of Interpersonal Communications
COMM 377 Communication and Problem Solving in Groups (3)
CMIS 311 Case Studies in Management Information Systems or  
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)* 1.
*strongly recommended
COMP any junior (200) or senior (300/400) level COMP course
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
FNCE 234 Introduction to Finance
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MATH 215 Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour (3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking (3)
PHIL 333

Professional Ethics


PHIL 337 Business Ethics  
SOCI 321 Sociology of Work and Industry (3)


Options* (15 credits)

Business and Administrative Studies at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level (3)
Non-Business and Administrative Studies with a minimum of 6 credits at the senior (300/400) level (12)

* A maximum of 3 credits allowed in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level. 2.

  Years 3 and 4
  Required Courses (18 credits)
ADMN 404 Business Policy* (3)
ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.  
ADMN 417 International Business Management (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ECOM 320 Overview of E-Commerce (3)
ECON 301 The Changing Global Economy (3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

Options (42 credits)

Administrative Studies at the senior level
(300 or 400)
Humanities, Science Social Science or Applied Studies (but not Administrative
Studies). At least 15 Credits are required
at the senior (300 or 400) level.
  Among the above options, students must select 9 credits (3 courses) of critical perspectives courses selected from the following list:
GOVN 400 Governance and Leadership (3)
GOVN 403 Public Policy in a Global Era (3)
IDRL 305 Collective Bargaining (3)
IDRL 312 Industrial Relations: A Critical Introduction (3)
SOCI 300 Organization and Society: Making Sense of Modern Organizational Life (3)
POLI 480 The Politics of Cyberspace (in development) (3)
PSYC 300 Theories of Career Development (3)
PSYC 379 Social Psychology (3)
WMST 321 Advocacy from the Margins (3)
  1. CMIS 245 added in March 2010 and grandfathered.  
  2. This note was added in Jan. 2010 and is grandfathered.  

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